Orewa Chiropractic Approach

Thorough Examination and Comprehensible Assessment

Orewa Chiropractic approach is to provide a thorough examination and comprehensible assessment. Doctors of Chiropractic receive vast knowledge and competence in the differential diagnosis of musculoskeletal pain and disorders. This includes identifying joint dysfunction, myofascial syndrome, disc derangement or "slipped disc", and nerve entrapment. Visit our pages to learn a bit more about disc derangement or "slipped disc" nerve entrapment and uncommon but potentially more severe pain disorders.

History Taking

The visit starts with history taking, which is necessary to exclude severe conditions and then concentrate on the complaint's comprehensive understanding.

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Physical Examination

We then proceed to the thorough physical examination, including postural analysis, assessment of movements and flexibility, stability and strength, and any neurological involvement.

Advanced Investigation

Occasionally, it is necessary to obtain further investigation such as X-Rays, CT scans or MRI (referral), but it is not recommended for common complaints.

In most cases, after history taking, examination and other investigations are completed, we establish the cause of the complaint. If the problem is determined to be treatable at Orewa Chiropractic, a treatment strategy is formulated and recommended to you. We will discuss the plan with you before any treatment. 

Our Chiropractic Approach: A Tailored Treatment

Our chiropractic approach aims to establish a personalised management strategy tailored to every patient. The treatment will focus on symptom relief and on sorting the original cause. We plan the treatment course with consideration of individual needs and goals. We are committed to providing the most professional service for your condition in a warm and caring environment.   

Chiropractic Adjustments

A chiropractic adjustment aims to improve the range of movement of a restricted segment and may involve applying a short and rapid movement. Slow mobilisations may also be used.

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Impulse IQ Instrument

This instrument was developed after ten years of research on three continents. This advanced technology can find the area of dysfunction, and the micro-computer inside will adapt the number and frequency of the inputs necessary for the treatment.

Myofascial Therapy

This technique treats muscle spasms with gentle stretches while repeated contractions stimulate weak muscles. Trigger points, muscle degeneration leading to referred pain, are corrected with gentle finger pressure techniques.

Strengthening, Stretching and Stabilisation

We have broad experience in rehabilitation of the spine and joint injuries. Through the course of the treatment, we will recommend various exercises according to your fitness level, from the basic Pilates concept to the most advanced practices using Swiss balls and elastic bands. At any time, check our website, which includes a comprehensive library of routines for multiple conditions. We will also advise you on appropriate aerobic activities that could help you, such as walking, running, cycling or swimming. Don't forget that having a reasonably good fitness level helps prevent and treat musculoskeletal injuries.

Self-Management

We will suggest a Home Exercise Programme and strategies that you can use at home or at work to help you recover from your condition.

Workplace Ergonomics

During your work time, home duties or recreational activities, your spine receives regular strains that can be the final straw leading to the symptoms you have experienced. You will receive advice to arrange your workplace and technique improvement when lifting, bending, getting up, etc.

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To book an appointment call us on 09 426 4545 or book online